Napoli Beat Bologna And Continues in the Fight for the Champions Insigne
Napoli beat Bologna and continues in the fight for the Champions Insigne (2) and Osimhen gave the victory to Gattuso’s team after a constant give and take in a fast-paced match.
Gennaro Gattuso‘s Napoli, eliminated from the Europa League by Granada, remains in the fight for the Champions League places to save the season. Sinisa Mihajlovic‘s victory over Bologna (3-1) allows him to retain fifth place, with a pending match, just two points behind Atalanta. A double by Lorenzo Insigne, who has 13 goals in Serie A, was decisive alongside Victor Osimhen.
Two teams launched to the attack
The game was fast-paced from the opening minute with two games thrown into attack, continuous twists and turns and a messy but intense game to the max.
Bologna came out determined to get ahead on the scoreboard but it was Napoli who did it in their first clear arrival. Fabian Ruiz put a ball to Piotr Zielinski, who spurred it on with great class so that Lorenzo Insigne from the edge of the area put it out of reach of Lukasz Skorupski (8 ‘).
It seemed that Napoli managed to calm the game but Bologna returned to the charge with a shot off the post from Andreas Skov Olsen (20 ‘) on the half-turn.
Skorupski and Ospina shine
The game was still balanced and the next to return to participate in the continuous exchange of blows was Insigne with a tight shot to the post that took Skorupski to a corner with a save (25 ‘). The reply was made by Roberto Palacio with a header that forced David Ospina to shine (29 ‘).
Osimhen enters and unbalances
After the break, the give-and-take resumed with a goal disallowed by Palacio after setting his foot to steal the ball from Ospina on a goal kick (47 ‘). Bologna went up in search of an equalizer, but Napoli struck again on a two-touch play that emerged from a punt that Zielinski extended with a pass that he dominated with great control directed by Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian, who had just jumped onto the pitch, ran away from Danilo due to speed and beat Skorupski (65 ‘).
Osimhen himself, whose tackle was a hit by Gennaro Gattuso, missed only one goal sung from a generous Insigne (68 ‘), but the rebel Bologna got back into the game when Roberto Ospina took advantage of a loss by Diego Demme after compromising loan from Ospina (73 ‘).
It was for a short time since, this time, Insigne sentenced after covering with his body a clearance attempt by Lorenzo De Silvestri and escaping until he beat Skorupski with a low shot and adjusted to a quarter of an hour from the end.